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Monthly archives for December, 2011

Linda Lang-Gun’s sweet potatoes

Linda Lang-Gun’s sweet potatoes

[slideshow] I spent the afternoon laboring over this classic family recipe, which was totally worth it, as everyone really enjoyed it, and we ate every last bite!

День Благодарения

День Благодарения

Yesterday the “Club of American Culture” celebrated Thanksgiving– which turned out to be just me; Elena Petrovna; Nils, the Dutch teacher from upstairs; Zhenya, one of the high school kids I met at the library a couple of weeks ago; and two university students. If anybody is in need of half a pre-cooked chicken and willing to […]

this crazy world

this crazy world

Bler de derp. So much to write about! I’ve started to have experiences that are legitimately new and completely different from anything I’ve experienced in America, and a whole bunch of them happened in a pile in the last couple of days. Last Thursday, to start off, was the Day of the Institute, the birthday […]